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User Manual

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About the User Manual

This manual explains how to use a working MythTV installation to record and view programs and how to tune, tweak and configure it. At high level it explains how to get going with simple non-technical language. You can also drill deeper into more advanced topics.

Like the program itself, this manual is being produced by the community — the people who create and use the system — so its tone and depth of detail may vary in spots. I hope to even out those hills and valleys a bit in the editing process without offending the people. I've also tried, before releasing this section for general consumption, and with the help of JDonavan, to get some framework in place to serve as an example for later writers. Structural coherence is worthwhile; I hope folks will feel that my approach is comprehensible rather than compost.  :-)

The User Manual should, by policy, always reflect the system's current production release. The current release is 0.27.5. When we are preparing a new version the manual may be updated ahead of the release date. New features that apply as from a specific version will be identified as follows:

VBox support was added in 0.28

This can be identified at the top of a page or section if there is a major new feature, or inline when there is a minor enhancement. If a feature is identified as being available in a version that is higher than the current release it will only be available to those who compile and install the unstable pre-release version. We want to stay as current as possible, but we don't want to leave large numbers of users behind. As we expand this manual, some of the more technical bits in that explanation will likely turn into hotlinks.

At the top of many pages there is a notation which will confirm the version to which a page has been updated, highlighted with a "Software Update" Icon Software-update-available.png. If you find pages that are out of date, you are invited to bring them up to date.

Editing the User Manual

There are guidelines for editing the manual pages at the Manual of Style. For help with general wiki editing and formatting see Help:Editing. If you need more detailed help with editing see and other pages on mediawiki.